16 June 2021 Garlic Scapes

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Garlic scapes, hard neck, are ready to harvest. I cut about 30 for comparison purposes, since I do not eat them.I let the garlic mature with the scapes on. I have found the bulbs get larger and keep as well as the typical harvest time in mid July. I choose some large bulbils for net years production. I store about 100 bulbs in an open container in the cold room and the bulbs keep well for about 7 months before sprouting. This method is contrary to Internet dogma, but I chose this method by experimenting and observation.

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14 June 2021 Rabbit Fence

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Young plants often need protection from rabbits. I have experimented over several years. A temporary fence is now used.
Chicken wire a 100 foot roll two feet wide and four steel five foot fence posts and several fiber rods four feet long are the material. The fence post are placed in the ground at the four corners of the structure. The wire is rolled out and is tied to each post using plastic ties.The area is about 24 feet by 12 feet. A bit more vertical support is made by using the fiber glass rods woven in the chicken wire mesh. I found this structure is adequate until the plants get reasonably large. One rabbit can devastate a small garden in one night.Two feet height is adequate.

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9 June 2021 Mulching Tomato Plants

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9 June 2021 Mulching Tomato Plants
The tomato plants 21 were mulched with wood chip mulch to retain moisture. About a yard seven wheelbarrow loads were used. After applying the much the plants were watered with city water. It is an extremely hot day here. Threatening to rain, it is sorely needed.

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8 June 2021 Supporting Tomato Plants

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There are 21 tomato plants. They are supported by a 8 foot rebar structure held together with tie wraps. The first sisal string was installed to support the main stem. Other strings are supplied as required to support fruit bearing arms. Suckers are not removed unless crowding. The plant is free growing.

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8 June 2021 Mulching Potatoes

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Ten yards of wood chip mulch was delivered to mulch the vegetable garden, cost ten dollars per yard. The potato patch of a 15 plant row of Yukon Gold and a row of Superior was first. Main purpose is to retain moisture. The bed was cleared of weeds before applying the mulch.

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String Trimmer or Weedwacker

https://greenworks.weedtrimmer.biz/21142-straight-shaft-electric-string.html Greenworks 21142 10 Amp 18-in Straight Shaft Electric String Trimmer
Greenworks 10 Amp 18-Inch Corded String Trimmer, 21142 Price around $100.00
I bought this weedwhacker and found it to be a marvel. After having several gasoline smaller types this one is a revelation. It operates on 120 Volts. After determining how to wind the replacement string operation is straightforward. It uses 0.080 string and has a large cutting swath, automatic string advance, also manual. I was cutting vegetation about 15 inches high and it made the job easy.

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18 May 2021 Board Method

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Seeds are often hard to get germinated. The Sun dries the seeds and destroys them By placing a board over the seeds they remain damp during the heat of the days Sun. Water from a can is poured on the board and enough water seeps around and keeps the seeds damp until they germinate. The rows are about 25 feet.

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Carrots and beets planted 17 May using using board method. Seven days to germination. The ground was kept damp using watering can daily. It has been a bit cloudy so watering was only necessary once daily. The plants are very small and can be just seen with difficulty.

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17 May 2021 Asparagus

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It is dry and the asparagus is reducing production. Only 96 grams today. Will water.

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15 May 2021 Fern-Leaf Peony (Paeonia tenuifolia)

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The plant almost in full bloom.

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15 May 2021 Asparagus 6th Cutting

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Sixth cutting 202 grams.

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